BlackBerry and its faithful had high hopes for BlackBerry 10. After all, the company that developed the operating system, QNX, received high marks for its work on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. BlackBerry was so impressed that it bought the company and had it get right to work on its next-gen operating system for smartphones, later dubbed BlackBerry 10. While the gesture based OS shared some of its capabilities with webOS, and there were some who loved the software, the hardware was a let down for many. Instead of offering top-shelf handsets to compete with Apple and Samsung, BlackBerry produced mid-range models that left a wide gap in performance. And speaking of gaps, BlackBerry users had to contend with the huge app gap as many popular Android apps were not developed for BlackBerry 10. One that was made available for BB10 users, the New York Times app, will no longer enjoy BlackBerry 10 support beginning next month. If you own a BlackBerry 10 powered handset, and that includes the … [Read more...] about All the news that fits won’t print as the New York Times closes its BlackBerry 10 app next month
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Apple Watch is reportedly about to launch in March. The big question is whether the timepiece can take Apple to the top of the smartwatch charts. In advance of the Apple Watch release, digital agency Huge created a number of conceptual images showing what certain apps and features could look like on the timepiece. These include the New York Times (which was the gold standard for mobile browsers from 2007-2009), Instagram, Uber and others. Features conceptualized by Huge include navigation, finance and budget planning, sports scores and kitchen use.The Apple Watch will be priced at $349 and up and needs to be paired with an iPhone. The models that support the Apple Watch are the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.Check out all of the concepts by clicking on the slideshow below! Concept shows what apps and features might look like on Apple Watch Concept shows what apps and features might look like on Apple Watch 1. Uber 2. … [Read more...] about Concept images show what Instagram, New York Times and other apps could look like on Apple Watch
After a free subscription trial for its readers with Windows Phones last month, this week the New York Times application gives them unrestricted access to its content without any strings attached.The free trial still required you to give a payment card info, but this week Microsoft has seemingly struck a deal to give all Windows Phone users full access to the New York Times content without any card shenanigans. Usually you only get three articles to read per day, and then the warnings start to pop up that you need to subscribe, which costs $ 0.99 a week for the first month, and $3.75 a week thereafter. Hit the source link to download the free NYT app from the Windows Store, if you are interested to take it for a ride this week, with full access to the media's content. … [Read more...] about Get unlimited New York Times on your Windows Phone, this week only
Last month, Chinese authorities demanded that Apple pull both the English language and Chinese language versions of the New York Times app from the country's App Store. Apple complied with the request on December 23rd. Regulations inside China are designed to prevent citizens there from learning about events taking place outside the country. These regulations are also the reason why social media apps like Facebook and Twitter have been blocked, as has email app Gmail.There is a political reason for China's decision to block the New York Times. After all, apps from other publications that cover global news such as The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times remain available on China's app store. Some date China's attempt to block online versions of the Times back to 2012 when the paper wrote about Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his family.In October 2015, Apple removed its own News app from China so that Apple wouldn't be forced to censor the app itself. The app lists some of the top … [Read more...] about All the news that’s fit to split: China demands Apple pulls the New York Times app from the App Store
The latest word on the rumored Google Nexus tablet is that the device will sell for a reasonable price range of $149-$249, down from the expected $199-$249, and will be produced by Asus. In fact, the speculation is that the upcoming Asus MeMo 370T tablet, which was to price at $249 with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, has been 86'd by the manufacturer and replaced with a $149 Google Nexus tablet. The latter will not offer a Tegra 3 processor under the hood.In an interview with the New York Times, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang discussed how the quad-core Tegra 3 chip has enough commodity components to allow it to be included in a low priced tablet. He said, "We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory,” he said. “At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven." Huang didn't mention which device he was talking about and it might not have even been the Nexus tablet. After all, Google seems to have its heart set on a tablet priced at the low end of the … [Read more...] about NVIDIA’s CEO leaks Google Nexus tablet to the New York Times?